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Behavioural science teams around the globe: the White House and apples…

31 March 2015NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

Over the past couple of years we have seen the emergence of a global network of behavioural insights teams and units in countries from across the globe.

Event Review: Professor Shlomo Benartzi on ‘Digital Nudging’

26 November 2014NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

Professor Benartzi’s new research highlights that not only is the Digital Revolution producing a new platform to deliver behavioural interventions, but it is also uncovering interesting differences between the decisions that people make online compared to offline.

Transforming the Public Service Using Behavioural Insights

11 December 2013NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

There has been a lot of research in to the way that BI can improve policies, service delivery and government interactions with customers; however, a recent report by the Mowat Centre at the University of Toronto has looked at how BI can be turned inward – on the public service itself.

In the news: September 2013

26 September 2013NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

With more than 400,000 students dropping out of university each year in the US, some colleges and companies have begun incorporating nudges in order to encourage students to stay on track with their studies and succeed at university.

White House sets up ‘nudge unit’

20 September 2013NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet

We are excited to hear that the White House is setting up a Social and Behavioral Science Team, headed by Maya Shankar, that will use lessons from psychology and behavioural economics in the design of public policy.